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October 22, 2013

Talk about things hidden away for a long time! the website has been down, for reasons too numerous to enumerate, for 3 years, 2 months and 26 days or 1184 days total.

Now that it is back up I plan to make some changes over the coming months. Please check back from time to time or perhaps even join in the fun!

 

July 26, 2010

There are only 4 more cards to post. The card posted today was left at the Atlanta airport.

July 9, 2010

It is amazing to me that the summer is flying by as fast as it is! It seems like I have gotten down to posting a new card once a month rather than one a week. On a positive note on of the 22 cards that we left in NYC and Brooklyn was returned yesterday. Shouldn't be too long before it is up for you to view.

June 12, 2010

The card posted today was left in one of our daughters apartments and made it through the move from one part of Brooklyn to another.

In another exciting bit of news, we recently returned from a visit to Brooklyn, Manhattan, Coney Island and the surroundings. We left 22 cards! So every time you sit down to eat somewhere you need to check for one of our cards because there just might be one under your table.

May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial day weekend! The card posted today was left in a loft I built for one of my daughters and inherited by the other. Joshua writes a great postcard. You should go read it!

We also received an anonymous translation for one of our foreign language postcards. Look here! and we received another anonymous translation of another card Look here!

 

May 23, 2010

As you can tell if you have been following this blog the entries have gotten a little further apart. After a long cold winter I have found other things to occupy me. I will do better. The postcard posted today was in place for over 3 and a half years before someone found it!

May, 10, 2010

We are down to the last 6 postcards to post on the web site. They are all postcards that are out of order since I've been posting the cards. The card posted today was one of the ones that was out there the longest! WE are planning a trip in July that will give us the opportunity to leave some more cards. that always seems to get things going. As I have alluded to before I some some other ideas that might be of interest to some of you. You'll just have to wait and see.

April 25, 2010

As you can see from the date it has been exactly 1 month since my last post. Spring has kept me busy but that is really no excuse. What is also interesting is that the postcard that I posted today was found exactly 1 year ago today on April 25, 2009. Please read it since it is very interesting.

I am getting close to the end of the postcards that have been returned so soon you will see a new section on the web site that may excite some of you.

March 25, 2010

I received a really nice e-mail from Livia in Brazil regarding the site. It is always nice to hear from people who like it. I believe that the very same lady submitted an anonymous translation of one of our foreign language cards. Please go take a look at them. BTW, we still have three of the foreign language cards that still need translating.

I also posted a new postcard that was left at Brother Tucker's Belgian Beer Garden & Cafe. I think the person who returned it was trying to say that you need to take some chances to know if you are really experiencing life. Take a look and see what you think.

March 19, 2010

I realize that I've been a little remiss about getting the cards out there. I will be better. The card posted today was left in Pompano beach at the home of my niece Julie. Take a look at the card!

March 3, 2010

I've been slacking again but finally got another card posted today.

The postcard posted today was left at Pacifico on, of course, Pacific Street in Brooklyn. Good inexpensive Mexican restaurant with an interesting decor and staff.

The week has been an interesting one postcard wise. We got a postcard back from Katy K. in Brooklyn. Katy is the former roommate of our oldest daughter. The postcard was left in one apartment but not discovered until it was carried to Katy's new apartment.

Additionally, a person who found one our postcards in Nashville e-mailed to let us know that she had found it. We hope to receive it soon.

And finally, we received an e-mail from Julie N. writing for her and her brother. She provided a translation of this postcard written in French. The postcard was left in a hotel in Amsterdam. Click on the link to see what it says.

I e-mailed Julie to tell her that the translation was now on the site and she clarified that it was actually her brother that returned the postcard from Amsterdam! How interesting!

February 19, 2010

As you can tell if you've been reading the blog or following the whole web site I missed a posting.

Today the card is from a great little restaurant Westville East in the east village of NYC. If you are in the city don't miss a chance to eat there. The food was fabulous. Please read the card it has an interesting story.

February 8, 2010

The card for today is again from French tourists visiting New York City. I, too, hope that one day they will be famous. As I mentioned in a previous blog entry I have some new ideas for the site that I will post soon.

February 3, 2010

The postcard for today was left in New York City in the atrium at Sony technology plaza. It was great for Neil's parents to respond. I hope that they had a wonderful visit in the USA! You really need to look at the card.

January 29, 2010

I know that I have slacked off on posting the postcards a little. Life has been busy. The postcard posted today was left in my oldest daughter's apartment in NYC and found later by her wonderful roommate. They are now both living in different places. However, one of the postcards that I hid in their apartment is, I suppose, still there and will hopefully be found by the new tenets. We will see what we will see. I only have about 16 more postcards left to post, unless some new ones show up.

I do have a plan for a couple of new features that might interest some of you.

January 19, 2010

The card for today was left stuck under a table in a restaurant, that will not be named at the request of the un named finder, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. While there are some restaurants out there that check for gum on a regular basis, and I would like to commend them, there are others that never look.

January 13, 2010

So, I still haven't gotten back on track after the holidays. I did get the card posted for Monday a bit late. It is an interesting card. One of the places that is convenient to hide the cards is in the bibles that are usually, but not always, in the rooms. The card today was found after 2 days by a Gideon who was replacing the bibles. Just as an aside, the Gideon bibles in some places in Europe are in 4 different languages. Have a look at the card.

January 4, 2010

OK, we are back on track with getting the postcards out here. I have posted two cards today. The first is from my best friend in Florida. again this card was stashed behind a framed photograph I sent him. The second postcard was left at the Corner Cafe in Blackwell, Oklahoma. We stopped there to get something to eat on the way to Stillwater. If you are cruising south on I-35 Blackwell is the third exits after you cross into Oklahoma from Kansas. the Corner Cafe has great down home style food! Give them a try.

January 2, 2010

For all of you faithful readers. I have slacked off on posting new cards over the holidays. BTW, I how you had the best holiday season ever! I will be back on schedule come Monday with new postcards posted. While I was slacking off for the holidays I did receive a card that had been left on 21 October of 2006. I haven't calculate the number of days on that one yet. It did have a really nice message from J. Smith on it. It is my sincere hope that 2010 is better than 2009.

December 18, 2009

The card for today was still supposed to be hidden. I had placed in the back of a photograph that I sent to my best friend, see the card itself for more info on this, but he knew of the project and looked for a card.

Other news to report is that we got back a card this week that had been left in the Best Western Paddington in 2006. I don't think that it is the one that has been out there the longest but its been a good while. That is the fun part of this project. You never know when you will get a card back or what it will say.

December 13, 2009

The postcard for today was left in the Main Street Cafe in Eureka Springs. The postcard test says that it was just laying on the floor. I suspect that what happened is that the double stick tape that I use finally gave up and let the card fall to the floor. In pondering this it may be because of heat transferred through the table or, then again, maybe it was just time. The comment that the finder voiced about being leery about opening it is the reason that we have gone to clear envelopes. We thought that if people could see what was in the envelope then they might be more inclined to open it.

December 10, 2009

OK, so I said that I would put up a new card every Monday and every Friday. As the holidays approach I can see that is not going to happen. I am going to fall back to just putting up a card every Friday. For those of you waiting to see your card here I apologize that you will have to wait just a few more weeks.

December 4, 2009

For those of you that follow this blog you know that we missed posting a new post card on Monday. Unfortunately, there was a death in the family and we were at the funeral.

On the bright side of that, we were able to leave 7 more postcards. This includes 1 in Kentucky which is a state that we had not left a postcard in before. We have now left postcards in 21 of the 50 states.

Additionally, we received a postcard that was left in the Atlanta airport. It was out there for 216 days before it was found. We have now had 99 postcards returned. This is better than 30% return rate.

The card for today was left in the Boardwalk Cafe in Jasper, Arkansas. This was a great place to eat with locally grown organic foods. It is located on the banks of the little buffalo river on the scenic 7 byway in Arkansas. Stop and eat there if you are in the area. We were not disappointed and had a great meal.

November 28, 2009

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The next card in the series really didn't have much to say on it so we posted two cards. The only interesting thing of note on the card is the fact that it was found in Eureka Springs and was mailed from Harrisonville, AR. The second card was left at Edelweiss Inn in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The note on the card says it was found in February but it wasn't postmarked until April. I always find those mismatched interesting. The Edelweiss Inn is a great little place to stay. We stayed there on a motorcycle trip to the Ozarks. The people that own the place are also motorcyclists and gave us maps with several different routes each of a different distance. The route we took was fabulous!

November 24, 2009

If you've been following the blog and the postcard posting you realized that I didn't post a card yesterday. We had company from out of town over the weekend and I was busy visiting with them.

The card posted today was left at the Disney /World resort while on a business trip.

November 20, 2009

The postcard posted today was left in the Minneapolis airport at the Rock Bottom restaurant. Many Thanks to MB for returning it!.

November 17, 2009

The card for yesterday, I realize that I am a day late in posting this one. Is from a very nice restaurant in Haarlem, The Netherlands. We had a great meal there and felt very welcome, as tourists, on a cold, clammy and rainy February night. I was going to post a link to their web site but it appears that the name has changed to Chez Sofie and their new web site is not ready yet. None the less still a good place to eat.

November 13, 2009

The card today is another one from our visit to Luxembourg. We left this card at the Akula Cafe on the corner of Avenue de la Liberte and Place de Paris. Avenue de la Liberte is one of the main routes into Luxembourg City from the train station. It was a great place to eat except we had to rely on finger pointing since the waitress only spoken French and we, as mostly mono linguistic Americans, speak only English with a smattering of long forgotten high school languages. Nancy is the best at foreign languages and starts picking them up pretty quickly.

NEW TRANSLATION! - In an anonymous e-mail we got a translation of one of the other cards that we had left in Luxembourg. You can see it here! We are still in need of other translations. If you can help out, even if you want to remain anonymous, we would very appreciative!

November 9, 2009

The card today is another one from the Mercure Hotel in Luxembourg City. The card is in French, we think, and thus we need translators if there are any volunteers out there. If you haven't been to Luxembourg you should go and you should go especially to Luxembourg city. It is a beautiful and interesting place to visit.

November 6, 2009

The card posted today was another one from the Mercure Hotel in Luxembourg City. The note on the card is in English.

New Translations! On another note. We found a person who speaks Dutch through our youngest daughter Ashley. Anne Barbara of NYC was kind enough to translate two of our foreign language postcards. She translated this one and this one. Thank you very much Anne!

November 2, 2009

For those of you who have been following the blog you'll note that the entry for October 30, 2009 is missing. Unfortunately we had a total and complete hard drive failure which put us out of business for a couple of days. Fortunately, we had a very recent backup and only time was lost but not any data to speak of. all is well that ends well and if you don;t have a backup what would you lose? It is important and that is the end of my lecture.

The card for today id again from Trier Germany. We left the card in a little chain looking cafeteria style eatery. It isn't exactly the type of place where we usually eat but we realized that we were very hungry and it was right in front of us. So we ate there. I think the card is in German but the comment is so short that I'm not going to put it on the foreign postcards part of the site. At least not right now. Maybe later.

October 27, 2009

'The postcard today was left in Trier Germany. Trier is just a short train ride from Luxembourg City. It claims to be the oldest city in Germany and lies on the banks of the Moselle river. It has a well preserved city gate (Porta Negra), a large basilica and the ruins of some of the largest Roman baths north of the Alps. It is well worth a visit. It is easy to get around on their bus system.

October 23, 2009

The postcard today was left in Luxembourg City at a great little local restaurant right across from the train station. If you haven't been to Luxembourg City and you have the opportunity you so do it. It is an extremely interesting and well kept place. If you arrive by train you should eat at EMS restaurant. The food is excellent and they have English menus which is always a bonus if you don't read French or German. If you are looking for the Post Office it is just down the street. Take a right when you exit EMS and it is the big building across the next street.

October 19, 2009

The postcard posted today is a foreign language postcard and is in French, I think. We stopped in Brussels for the day on our train ride to Luxembourg City which we were going to use as a base to visit France and Germany. See a later post in the blog about that. It was a beautifully sunny indian summer like day in Brussels for the middle of February. We had visited Brussels several times before and it is always a pleasant stop. Lunch or just a coffee is always enjoyable while people watching and I think everyone in Brussels was out to enjoy the sunshine and unusually warm weather. I think you can see most of the touristy sites in Brussels in a day or maybe a day and a half. If you speak French we would love to have a translation of this card and several others.

October 16, 2009

There are two postcards posted today. The first simply said "Found 14/8/2007 cleaning up!!" I didn't think that was all that interesting so I added another much more interesting card. This card was created to be left in the van Gogh Museum, however it didn't work out as I expected. I left it somewhere else and it was returned from another Israel. Take a look at the card and see what I've got to say about that.

October 12, 2009

Happy Columbus Day to those in the United States and Happy Thanksgiving to those in Canada. The postcard today is another one from the Room 71 in Hotel Asterisk in Amsterdam. Room 71 is actually in the hotel annex. This means that it is across the street and down a few doors, as I recall. It was a bit of a pain to go to breakfast across the street but not too bad. The trade off is that the Annex seemed like the overflow facility and there was very little noise in the building so it felt very private. I would definitely stay there again. We left three cards in room #71 and two of them have been returned. If anyone actually reads this blog and stays in room #71 there might be a card left there. There might not be a card there as well. A lot of our cards have not been returned. Perhaps it was found and just tossed because someone didn't want to send it back, who knows.

October 9, 2009

The postcard posted today was hidden for about a year and a half before it was discovered and returned. It is in FRENCH. If you are a native speaker of French we would appreciate it if you could help us and translate the postcard for us.

October 5, 2009

Both of the postcards posted today were returned from Holland. One was left in the Al Argentino Steak House in Amsterdam. whoever found it just dropped it in the post, or mail, blank. I am always surprised at that, but am always happy to get the card back. The second card, also from Amsterdam, was left in the airport Mercure hotel and was out there a remarkable 711 days. SPEAK DUTCH? If you do we would love to have an accurate translation of the card.

October 2, 2009

Both of the postcards posted today are airport postcards. The first was left at La Guardia airport in New York City and was returned blank. The second postcard was left in the Minneapolis airport and was found by a woman traveling from Kazakhstan to Orlando, FL and has a bit of a story to tell. It is an interesting read.

September 28, 2009

The postcard today was left at the La Guardia airport. A person with a sense of humor found it. Although it was found at the La Guardia airport it was mailed from Stanford, Connecticut.

September 25, 2009

The postcard today was returned from NYC. We left the postcard card in a really good restaurant in the East village called Chick Pea. Take the opportunity to eat there if you get a chance the food was very tasty! The card was left by two very creative young women. It is an interesting read especially if you like singing dancing penguins.

September 21, 2009

The postcard today was left in a great eatery, that no longer exists, in NYC .

Additionally, we received a card from my registration at sendsomething.net. Many thanks to girlonaglide. As a motorcycle enthusiast the glide part of girlonaglide can only mean a Harley Electra Glide. Thanks for the postcard and ride safe.

September 18, 2009

The postcard today is an interesting one. We left it in the starbucks at 92nd & 3rd Ave in New York City. This is the same Starbucks where someone set off a bomb on May 26th or so, see the blog post on that day. I was delighted to find out that the postcard we had left had already been returned. I don't know if finding one of our cards would have lead to a discussion with the authorities or not.

Additionally, we check the post office box today and were delighted to find 3 unsolicited post cards. Well, I guess they are unsolicited, or maybe not. I joined sendsomething.net after hearing about it in an email from a visitor to the site. I had forgotten that I had done that but I guess it works! We should probably check the box more often because the post mark dates on the three cards are from August 18, 2009 to September 9, 2009.

We received a card from Mary in Bowling Green, KY, Krystyne in Lunenburg, MA and from Canadian Stranger in the great country of Canada. Thank you to you all.

We do intend to add a section to the site to display these cards. I am not sure when that will happen.

September 14, 2009

The postcard today is from a favorite person of ours. It is from our oldest daughter. We left it in her apartment when we visited her in NYC. Even though she knew, or thought, we would leave a card at her apartment it still took her 3 weeks to find it.

The apartment she was living in at the time is now occupied by our youngest daughter and she has no clue that we left a card there for her. Who knows when it will be found.

September 11, 2009

First I would like to say that we should not forget all those who died in tragedy at the world trade centers in 2001.

The post card for today was left at the Heartland Brewery near the south street seaport in NYC. It was found after only 28 days and delighted Jimbo when he did find it.

We also received another postcard yesterday. It was left on April 4, 2009 in Brooklyn and found on September 4, 2009, 154 days later, in Brooklyn at a different location. We left the card in our oldest daughters apartment on Atlantic Avenue and she didn't find it until she moved to a new apartment. Since we had free reign over the apartment while she was at work. Needless to say we left a number of cards only two of which have been found. Also, at least two of the cards we left are still in her old apartment. It will be interesting when they are found by the new tenets, if ever!

September 7, 2009

Happy Labor day! The postcard today is from Mount Arlington, NJ. We were close to NYC on our moving trip for our daughter and decided to hold up in Mount Arlington after a long days drive in a U-haul truck. The plan is to get up and make the drive into Manhattan first thing in the morning to avoid as much of the traffic as possible. We were able to accomplish our mission and our daughter had a parking spot saved for us outside her apartment when we arrived. I must admit that the hauling of all her stuff up two flights of stairs in July was not the most entertaining thing that I have ever done in NYC. You will also notice that the card is a cracker barrel card. We were totally out of postcards, having left many along the way, we we picked up some at the home of the most mediocre food in America.

This is a card that was found in one city and state and mailed from another city and state. Since Greg didn't indicate when, exactly, he found the card I used the postmark date.

September 4, 2009

The postcard today has a picture from Austin, Texas but was left in a hotel in Seville, Ohio. It was found by the housekeeper 143 days after it was left. We were on a trip in a rented U-haul truck headed to NYC helping our oldest daughter move to the big apple. She is still there and moving to her third apartment today. It is the second one in Brooklyn. BTW, I recommend avoiding driving a U-haul in New York City if at all possible.

August 31, 2009

The postcard today is another one from Austin, Texas. No great shakes but a nice little card non-the-less. The Green Mesquite restaurant was a nice little neighborhood place to get some good food!

August 28, 2009

There are 3 new cards on the site today. The next card in the series was the last of the drop cards. You can read about them below if you are new to the blog. It was dropped in the post with out a message so I didn't think that was much to see. The next card in the set was the same one you see above so if you've read the blog before you've seen that card. So I thought another card was in order. This card was left at the of a dear friend from our college days when we lived in North Carolina. Even though we had told her about the project it still took her over a year to find the card. Thanks for sending it back we love you Sally!

August 26, 2009

We got an anonymous question from someone yesterday so I thought I would answer it here for them and anyone else that might be curious about it. The question was: "Did you get your idea for Postcards From Strangers from the Post Secret project by Frank Warren". The answer to that is easy, no we did not. As far as we can determine on the web, Mr. Warren started passing out his postcards in November of 2004.

We started leaving our hidden cards in October of 2003 over a year earlier. The first of our cards was found in December of 2003.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Warren on a great idea and the success he has had with it. If you found us first please be sure to stop by http://www.postsecret.com and take a look at this fantastic web site. If you are into postcards another site you might want to take a look at is http://www.postcrossing.com. It was set up in 2005, I think, as a nexus for people to get together and share addresses for worldwide postcard swaps.

August 24, 2009

Posted another foreign language postcard today that was returned by two German high school girls, Steffi and Helene, visiting London. It is really pretty funny. We hope that Helene is having success with her writing and that Steffi is making progress in her acting career. Their comments about the Mafia led us to start using transparent envelopes with a corner clipped off. We are still looking for someone to translate one of the foreign language postcards. We think it is in French.

August 21, 2009

Posted 3 more postcards today. Two are drop cards that were just posted with no message thought you might enjoy the pictures. The third was a drop card that was dropped in London. According to my notes, which I just consulted, this drop card was a little different in that I put a note on the top of the card, which you can see, that said "If you find this card drop me a note. Thanks!" This seemed to work since Marco did in fact write me a note. We think we are done with drop cards. However, you never know. They weren't a total disappointment however, they weren't as successful as we would have liked.

August 20, 2009

This is a minor rant about the US Post Office. First, I am a fan of the USPS for moving mail, but not necessarily packages. When it comes to letters or postcards they do an exceptional job at a very reasonable price. For 44 cents they will come to your house, pick up a letter and take it to any other house in the US including its territories. If you don't believe that that is a deal try to get any other service to do the same thing and see how much it costs. Also, take a look at some of the postage on the postcards and convert from Euros or Pounds to USD and see what it costs in other countries. With regard the the current money losing situation of the USPS they simply need to start charging the same price for the same service. In my opinion, an once of mail is an ounce of mail. The USPS is making individual private citizens subsidize the discount rates they charge businesses.

I think everybody ought to pay the same price of an ounce of mail. There are those that say if you do that you will be hurting businesses and they will send less mail. while that may be true they will pay the same price as you and I do. When they do send mail at the higher rate they will cut back to those who really want it instead of using a shotgun approach because it is so cheap. They will also pass on these higher costs to their customers which means the people who actually benefit from the junk mail are actually paying for it instead of everyone subsidizing what they are buying. Seems like the fair thing to do.

August 17, 2009

The card posted today may be the most traveled card. It was left on a boat from Hoek van Holland to Harwick in the UK. You can see a picture of the boat. I would recommend the trip.

We also posted comments on card pc6, corrected a date on card pc16, posted comments on card pc17, added a translation for a card in French pc19 and comments from on card pc20. All these are from Bradford Baucom. Thank you Brad!

August 14, 2009

Posted 3 new cars today. All three of these are drop cards. The first one someone took the time to write something on it. The other two were just tossed in the mail. I am posting them by chance you might like to look at the pictures on the front.

August 10, 2009

There are two new cards posted today. They are both drop cards. One of them someone took the time to write a note on. The other one was just mailed blank. I posted the blank one since I thought you might like to see the pictures of the flowers, cows and windmill on the front.

For any of you that are interested in Dutch windmills and how they work. A full sized real dutch windmill is located in Pella, Iowa. Having toured both the real deal in Holland and the one in Pella there is no difference. However, visiting the one in Holland was much more fun!

August 9, 2009

Got a very nice note from Catsmeow today. She said, "I just find the whole idea amazing and then some. I absolutely loved the story of how you got started. Many good travels to you."

August 7, 2009

The card today is another drop card that we left on a tourist boat from Volendam to Marken. These are two Dutch tourist towns where they sometimes where tradition Dutch clothing.

August 3, 2009

The card posted today is another of the drop cards. It was left on a train from Amsterdam to Utrecht. We were headed to Utrecht to find a motorcycle rental shop which was actually in a little town a tram ride away. As I recall, because I wasn't being as attentive as I should have been, I was able to watch Nancy head off down the tracks on the tram. Fortunately, we were able to reconnect without much difficulty. We ultimately found the Motorcycle shop, it was hidden away and a little hard to find if you didn't have a car or a motorcycle. In addition to the bikes they rented they also had any safety gear you might like to have like boots, gloves, chaps, etc. We have yet to make it back there to rent a motorcycle.

August 2, 2009

Got two postcards in the mail yesterday. One was left in Amsterdam on May 7, 2006. The other one, from Joseph Kostel was totally unexpected. Joseph found our site and sent us a post card. To be honest I hadn't anticipated this. However, after giving it some thought I'll be adding a section to the web site for unsolicited postcards. I'm thinking of calling it "Friends of Postcards from Strangers". It'll be interesting.

July 31, 2009

Today has been a little frustrating since I got up at 6:30 am to get the changes made and I couldn't get the FTP process to work. As it turns out our host moved us to a faster server. Once that was all sorted out everything has gone fine. The card posted today was a "Drop card" read my note on the page to see the process that we used to get these cards in the hands of the writers.

July 27, 2009

Posted another card today. This one was left in The Netherlands and was mailed from Switzerland.

July 26, 2009

Did some minor maintenance on the web site today. Centered the titles on the postcard pages and added a comments form on each postcard page so people could send comments right from the page. They can now send a comment anonymously or they can include their e-mail address if they want a response.

July 24, 2009

Posted a new postcard today number 28 so so in the set of them. We are planning on adding a form to each postcard page to make it easier for you to comment on them.

July 23, 2009

A good friend Steve Pearce pointed out some missing words and some missing characters in some other words. These have been corrected. Also, got another postcard back that was left at the Atlanta airport. I must admit I was a little concerned about leaving postcards in airports with all the security, however, it has worked out so far.

July 20, 2009

An English soccer fan found the card we left in April of 2006 that we posted today.

July 17, 2009

Today was a good day. Got another postcard uploaded, got a Message in a Bottle Award from Passion for Letters at: http://www.passionforletters.com/message-in-a-bottle-site-award/. We also got a very nice e-mail from Jon in the UK.


Message in a Bottle Award from passionforletters.com

 

July 13, 2009

Today was the day! I consider the launch a great success. We would like to say thank you to all of who responded with positive comments and kind words. Now we need to keep getting those postcards out there! Please check back on Friday !

July 9, 2009

Monday is the day! We have tested the e-mail and it works fine. We have enough postcards ready to make it interesting for anyone who wants to look at them. We will be posting a new card or two every Monday and Friday. please come back and see the new cards or send us an e-mail with subscribe in the subject and we will send you an e-mail reminder each time. Please remember we will NEVER share your e-mail address with anyone.

July 8, 2009

I have finally sorted out the email issue here and we are now on track to launch by the end of the weekend or sooner is all goes according to plan.

July 6, 2009

OK, We are making progress. The company that is hosting the postcards web site got us going. All the files that have been done to date are up on the site. The next thing to figure out is how to get the e-mail going. Once that is complete, and maybe spell checking everything one more time, it'll be time to launch the site.

We'll have to see how much progress can be made over the next few days.

June 29, 2009

I am working on the cards and realized that some of you may have a difficult time reading what people have written. I just wanted to let you know that I have a big magnifying glass with a fluorescent light in it that I use to read the more difficult cards. it is not your eyes. Some of the cards are hard to read because people write small so they can say a lot.

June 26, 2009

Good news - we are closer to getting this site on it's own server, and off our test site, so we can use the real domain name PostcardsFromStranger.com

Also, we got another post card back today. It was left at an IHOP in Stillwater, Oklahoma and was out there for a year. Keep an eye out for it when we get it posted.

June 14, 2009

I got a few more cards done today. It is really a time consuming process. It takes much longer than I thought to get the cards scanned and uploaded and well as creating each web page.

May 29, 2009

In May of 2006 Keith came up with another postcard idea and that was to drop postcards on the street and see what people would write when they found them. Each card had a stamp on it and was addressed. I've posted the blank ones since you might enjoy seeing the pictures on the front of the cards.

So, in addition to the regular cards he dropped 25 cards on the streets, in the trains and on the trams of Amsterdam and London. Depending on your perspective, it was a success and a failure. Of the 25 cards only 9 were returned. Some were just dropped in the mail blank. They begin with card 30 and are mixed in through card 44

Even with the small return it was a nice experiment!

 

May 26, 2009

We heard on the news that a bomb had been placed at the Starbucks at 92nd street & third avenue on the upper east side in Manhattan. After thinking about this for a while, our youngest daughter lives close by, we realized that we had left a postcard at that Starbucks. I checked my log and found that it had already been returned. That was a relief to me since I was just a little concerned that if the card had not been returned and the FBI found it that we might get a visit.

 

May 25, 2009

Today is the day that I, Keith, decided to get serious about getting the postcards from strangers web site up and running. We had originally thought of doing this as a book but the downturn in the economy and the real job make this a little more difficult. Hopefully there will be many more blog entries. The fact we were planning on a book is why some of the cards talk about a book.